Marrone Given No Assurances for 2015

Could Sunday's game against the Patriots be Doug Marrone's last as head coach of the Buffalo Bills?

The Buffalo Bills have improved by two games in 2014, but that may not be enough to save Doug Marrone's job. At his Tuesday press conference, Marrone admitted that he's unsure of his future. He hasn't received any assurances from the Pegulas about 2015.

This may be one reason why Marrone is starting Kyle Orton on Sunday. With the Bills being eliminated from playoff contention, many fans hoped to see E.J. Manuel start at quarterback against the New England Patriots. Orton has struggled as of late, and fans wanted to see if Manuel has improved since being benched.

Marrone said the following on starting Orton:

"I can understand the question, but the game means a lot to me and we're going to play the best players that we feel give us the best chance to win," the head coach said after he revealed that Orton would be the starting quarterback "That's just the way that I'm wired, and that's what my responsibility is to the team. We all have a responsibility for each other and I have to make those decisions each week."

If the Bills win, it'll be their first season over .500 since 2004. Perhaps Marrone feels that would justify him staying on board for a third season. 

Terry and Kim Pegula purchased the Bills this season for $1.4 billion and could feel inclined to bring in their own football people. Buffalo may be out of playoff contention, but Sunday's game has an intriguing new storyline. 


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